There are always a few key things that I do everyday to help my health, my skin and to get my glow on in a massive way. They aren’t any groundbreaking quick fixes, more like consistent small things to help my wellness in the long term that always make me feel like I’m living my best life in the short term. We are all different so what’s right for me, might not be right for you but I think we can all do with remembering that going back to basics can never hurt. So here are my top tips that I do which I hope will inspire you to try the same too.
Hot water, lemon and pink Himalayan salt in the morning.
I love doing this each morning. It’s one of my favourite things to do, take two minutes to pull together and instantly makes you feel like you’re an instagram fitness model (No? Only me?!) The lemon and the pink Himalayan salt can help to improve digestion, balance the body, reduce uric acid and helps replace any electrolytes lost during sleep. It’s basically and all round winner and I love it in the morning.
Moving my body whenever I can
Sometimes life gets a little busy. I get it. And we just can’t take the time to go to the gym. So when this does arise, I always make sure that I at least get out for a walk at lunchtime to get some fresh air, stretch my legs and clear my head for a little bit. If we can move our bodies at least in some small way each day, then we feel so much better about ourselves in the way we look, how we think and how we perform in our jobs. It’s something I love doing and will always do.
Gut health is a big deal for me. I started getting IBS when I was at uni and whenever there is a big occasion or I’m particularly stressed out, then my gut plays up massively. I look about six months pregnant, start having digestion problems and then to top all of it, get heartburn too. Needless to say, I’m not hot in that moment. So taking a regular dose of supplements to support my digestive health is something that I do consistently, and again, it makes me feel like I’m taking control of my health, rather than letting external factors play a role. I’ve been taking Renew Life for the past few months and I have to say I’ve noticed such a difference since taking them. More specifically when I started using the Ultimate Flora range 100 Billion after having to have three sets of antibiotics in three weeks after a kidney infection, hugely helped me, my skin and my gut. There are different strains of Renew Life Flora that you can get which include a Women’s Formula, a Daily Care blend, a 50 Billion, 80 Billion and 100 Billion range which I have personally tried the 50 Billion and 100 Billion and thought they were amazing.
DigestMore is another supplement that I have started to take due to me being in a rather busy period of my life where being a little stressed out can cause lots of bloating and it seems to be really helping with my digestion. Is it placebo or is it the ginger root? Who knows, but I’m seeing the benefit so I’m going to keep taking them!
Fibre Smart is the final thing that I’ve just introduced to my diet which is a flax based fibre that provides 50% soluable and 50% insoluable fibre to help sweep some of the toxins out of my body through my colon. I haven’t been using this as regularly as I should because the I feel the 100 Billion supplement has been doing such a great job but I always know it’s there if I feel I need a little extra help.
A daily multi nutrient, plus omega’s 3,6 and 9 are also included in my daily supplement routine and I always notice a difference when I don’t take them. So don’t underestimate the power of a great supplement brand.
This is without a doubt, one of the most helpful things for my health. It makes me feel calmer, happier and more in control of those situations that you’ve not always necessarily got a handle on. I have used Gabby Bernstein’s ‘May Cause Miracles’ album for years now and loved it. Headspace and Calmer are two other meditation apps that everyone loves these days, so why not give it a go?!
I am a fan of sleep. There is nothing that can’t be cured in my world through getting some zzzzz’s in my life and if I could have my way I would sleep at least 9 hours a night. My love for sleep only grew when I started to read ‘Why We Sleep’ by Matthew Walker. It’s an utterly fascinating book which I would encourage you to read and Matthew even encourages falling asleep whilst you read his book! Take my advice and give it a go, you’ll be glad you did.
So as I mentioned, they aren’t the most groundbreaking tips, but ones that make such a difference to my health, happiness and mindset. What are your favourite tips?